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Israel-Hamas War: 28 premature babies transferred to Egypt from Gaza

None of the infants were accompanied by relatives, as the Palestinian Ministry of Health could not find close family members, WHO added.

• November 20, 2023
Egyptian ambulances (credit: www.nib.gov.eg)
Egyptian ambulances (credit: www.nib.gov.eg)

Twenty-eight premature babies have been transferred to Egypt from the Gaza Strip to be taken to hospitals in Cairo and North Sinai.

Al-Qahera News television reported that the Palestinian Red Crescent said ambulances departed on Monday from Gaza’s Emirati Hospital carrying 28 premature infants to the Rafah crossing.

Minister of Health Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar oversaw the process in Al-Qahera News footage showing each baby transferred into an incubator and then into an Egyptian ambulance.

Earlier, 31 premature infants were taken from the besieged al-Shifa Hospital in northern Gaza and to the Emirati hospital in the southern part of the enclave after two babies died before the evacuation.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), doctors in Gaza said all the babies are fighting serious infections due to a lack of medical supplies, and several were in critical condition.

None of the infants were accompanied by relatives, as the Palestinian Ministry of Health could not find close family members, WHO added. 

(dpa/NAN) 

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